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does bacteria harm each other?

Postby kandarp shah » Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:23 pm

HI.....
I have confused mind about bacteria.
does all species of bacteria harm each other? like E.COIL bacteria harm other E.COIL bacteria?
:?: and E.COIL bacteria can be found on human skin and inside the human skins.....so how do they affect our body?
can u guys pl... give me some easy to understand web sites realiting to bactreria?
thanks .....
i'll truly appreciate your help. :lol:
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:53 pm

The only way that bacteria harm other bacteria is by the fact that they compete for nutrients and by the fact that each bacteria eliminates toxic wastes that limit the grouth of all the bacteria around, including itself. Actually they are 2 ways, lol. Another way, but not universally valid are antibiotics. Some bacteria produce antibiotics that kill other bacteria. Each species of bacteria has it's own reaction to antibiotics. The genus that gives out the most antibiotics is streptomices.
On the E.coli question, i am sure Patrick can answer
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Postby mith » Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:28 pm

I think you mean excrete wastes which inhibit growth of other bacteria :D
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Re: does bacteria harm each other?

Postby kandarp shah » Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:42 pm

kandarp shah wrote:HI.....
I have confused mind about bacteria.
does all species of bacteria harm each other? like E.COIL bacteria harm other E.COIL bacteria?
:?: and E.COIL bacteria can be found on human skin and inside the human skins.....so how do they affect our body?
can u guys pl... give me some easy to understand web sites realiting to bactreria?
thanks .....
i'll truly appreciate your help. :lol:

thanks for your quick reply u both moderater. but still i am not satisfied as i should pl.... send me some web site.
thanks.
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Postby Winter » Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:43 am

Here are two sites about bacteria in general :

- http://www.bacteriamuseum.org/
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterium
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Postby kandarp shah » Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:43 pm

KaylethGrey wrote:Here are two sites about bacteria in general :

- http://www.bacteriamuseum.org/
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterium

thanks kathy......this is a lot helpfull to me :lol:
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